Sunday, 27 September, 2015 15:15
to the Zone 8 Photographic Society introductory web site. I do not
propose to tell you about the Society as that is fully covered by
our founder, Brian Allen. Instead I want to tell you why I joined
the Society and have remained a member.
first met Brian when I engaged him, for a weekend, to guide me around
Snowdonia to take photographs. At the time, I was a member of a camera
club and also a member of the RPS. I was growing increasingly disenchanted
with the over-riding preoccupation which camera clubs have with competitions,
also with some of the silly things the RPS was doing and saying about
had originally joined the RPS to obtain a distinction, but had not
got around to applying for one and had become unsure that I respected
their views on what they considered to be good photography.
my first stay with Brian I discovered someone whose technical knowledge
of things photographic was unrivalled, also someone who's views on
photography I respected. Having learned that he ran a photographic
society that gave distinctions, where they were deserved, did not
run competitions and did not try to tell members how they should photograph
things, I decided to join it and abandon my membership of the RPS.
have never regretted that decision and, if you decide to join, I do
not think that you will either.
society has held Annual Meets over many years, usually in Snowdonia,
where we could meet old friends and make new ones. Those who participated
enjoyed it and always looked forward to the next one. However, due
many personal (mostly family orientated) demands on members' free
times, for the time being these have been temporarily suspended, perhaps
to be possibly reinstated if a future survey indicates the demand.
Meantime, Brian remains available to Members to provide free Help
and Advice on many topics and can offer additional contact methods,
other than the usual e-mails and telephone calls, via SKYPE video
calls, used fairly frequently by several members.
fydd eich Duw gyda chwi,